Discover Albania 

 

To the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order

                                                    Edward Lear – 1854

WHO ARE WE?

South Trail

Our Own Expeditions can trace its roots back 25 years. We are a boutique travel operator that offers diverse, high quality, and personalized travelling experiences that are engrained with staunch geotourism principles.

 

We are passionate about sharing the culture, history, food, wine, art, music, and natural wonders of Albania with what we call, the “Thinking Traveller”. We firmly believe that the types of people that want to visit and explore Albania are curious by nature, adventurous, knowledge seekers, and appreciators of beauty, quality, and life changing experiences. 

Whether you are a historical enthusiast, an explorer with a thirst for adventure, or someone looking to discover the unique culture of these lands, we can help you create moments that will stay with you forever.

Our ethos centers around our ongoing commitment to the preservation of history, authenticity, and sustainability.  We are proud to share with you our handcrafted VIP tours. Our promise to you is to ensure that your journey is your own experience, your own expedition.

Can I travel to Albania?  

For those looking for additional resources on this topic, we recommend trusted sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Small Group Journeys

South Trail

Mountain to Sea 

01/20 - 12/20

7n/8 DAYS |  Starting at  €995.00

Explore Southern Albania's Alps, full of culture, medieval villages, pastorial life and ancient trails, where Macedonian and Roman legions once walked and where you can experience epic hikes, deep canyons and mighty peaks.

From:

€995.00

Footsteps of Lord

Byron 

01/20 - 12/20

10 DAYS |  Starting at €1195.00

“Land of Albania!” he proclaimed in “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”, Come join our poetic journey as we travel and explore in Albania as Byron and Hobhouse did over a century ago.

From:

€1195.00

Via Egnatia

01/20- 12/20

10 Days | Starting at €1395.00

Walk the Ancient Road that once connected Rome to Constantinople. With over 86km in Albania to be explored.

From:

€1395.00

Cultural Tours

01/20 - 12/20

Visit all of Albania's  UNESCO World Heritage sites, old churches and Musuems, ancient routes and visit with the locals and shepherds along the way. 

From:

€1295.00

Yoga Tour

01/20 - 12/20

Join us for the best "slow tour" experience one can enjoy. As you trek Albania's mountain sides and trails,

mediate and daily yoga practice, farm to table food and of course time to oneself.  

From:

€995.00

Foodie Tour

04/20 - 12/20

Travels along the coast, you will dive into the local fresh mussels, fish and octopus which are specialities along the rivereia.  As you hike the mountain tops, stroll along the valleys farm to table delights. 

From:

€995.00

What a great trip to Albania, Macedonia & Greece we had! What a beautiful country! Thank you hugely for putting together such a wonderfully balanced journey. Our patient guide and knowledgeable, Kela was excellent! I think she showed us all the best spots in the time we had, and with a bright smile, she could talk the stone faced guards or policemen into getting her way. The food was excellent and she made sure I had a dairy-free meal. I felt very taken care of, safe and spoiled. A great trip all the way around! thank you! thank you very much, warm wishes

WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

HELGA AND LARRY

 

OUR TEAM

Auron Tare

Auron Tare is a co-founder of Our Own Expeditions. Extremely active in culture heritage issues and preservation initiatives throughout the country.  After serving as a member of the scientific committee for many years, in 2018 he was elected as  Chairman of UNESCO Underwater Scientific Committee.  Auron's current project is creating an agro-tourism farm. 

Nancy Tare

Nancy Tare is a native Michigander. She graduated from the University of Michigan and is currently VP of Programs Development & Managing Partner.   For the past 14 years, she has managed operations and sustainability programs while ensuring each tour has a positive impact on the region.  Show casing Albania's most appealing places with the most VIP experience available. 

Florika "Lola" 

A local of Saranda, Lola is a certified guide that exceptional in guiding and making sure you get the 'real story' of Albania.   As an educator she is accustomed to making her tours entertaining and thought provoking. She possess an ongoing commitment in making Saranda the best place to live.  

Vilson 

A local of Saranda, Lola is a certified guide that exceptional in guiding and making sure you get the 'real story' of Albania.   As an educator she is accustomed to making her tours entertaining and thought provoking. She possess an ongoing commitment in making Saranda the best place to live.  

Florika Rraku

A local of Saranda, Lola is a certified guide that exceptional in guiding and making sure you get the 'real story' of Albania.   As an educator she is accustomed to making her tours entertaining and thought provoking. She possess an ongoing commitment in making Saranda the best place to live.  

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